As infrastructure experts staying ahead of the digital technology curve Black & Veatch recently hosted world-class tech vendors - including IBM and Capgemini - at its Vendor Expo 2019. “One of our strengths is that Black & Veatch is technology agnostic. We cherry pick the technologies best suited to meet the needs of our clients, and integrate them into our infrastructure projects,” according to Rajiv Menon, Managing Director, Black & Veatch India. “The vendor expo is one of the ways we make certain our teams understand what’s out there that may be of benefit to clients.” As well as companies serving projects in Black & Veatch’s core markets of water, power and oil & gas, Vendor Expo 2019 included data centre specialist Vertiv Energy for the first time. Building upon successful growth in the USA, Black & Veatch’s data centre business is now expanding its support for India’s data centre investors, owners and operators. “In many ways data centres provide a microcosm of what Black & Veatch is about: integrating reliable power supplies, a water supply of consistent quality and quantity, and fast, stable telecoms connectivity,” Menon added. To promote homegrown talent, and support Make in India, the expo included numerous Indian companies – alongside global players. The Indian business supported and showcased by Black & Veatch at the Vendor Expo included: UL Engineering Services, Earth Analytic and Hexagon. Black & Veatch’s Vendor Expo 2019 took place at the company’s Vikhroli office and was attended by professionals from its water, power, oil & gas and telecommunications business lines. *** Editor’s Notes: Black & Veatch has been supporting communities in India since 1915. Major contemporary projects include liquified natural gas receiving terminals at Ennore and Jafrabad; support for Namami Gange wastewater projects; and a cutting edge 41 megawatt solar, wind, and battery storage hybrid power project in Andhra Pradesh. The company employs nearly 1,000 professionals across its Pune and Vikhroli offices and numerous project sites in India. Media Contact: MALCOLM HALLSWORTH | +44 1737 856594 p | +44 7920 701764 m | HallsworthM@BV.com 24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866 496 9149 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights How are the Largest U.S. Cities Managing Rising Costs for Water and Sewer Services? According to respondents in the 2018-2019 50 Largest Cities Water & Wastewater Rate Survey, utilities are modifying how they charge for services to address revenue stability and affordability concerns. With Grid Modernization, Utilities Poised For Most Visible Transformation The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. FLNG Solutions Prove To Be Much More Than Potential It was roughly a decade ago when the initial introduction of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solutions sought to help bring uneconomic gas reserves offshore, such as those in remote locations, to the market. Over the past few years, however, we’ve watched as offshore FLNG capabilities have moved closer to the mainland, offering a very flexible and economical solution to operators looking to offload their supply around the world. Four Big Trends in Gas-to-Power Hold Promise for U.S. Market Major energy shifts are afoot, and the United States will play a critical role going forward. The EIA projects that by 2022, the U.S. will become a net energy exporter, according to its newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018. For natural gas, this shift will happen even earlier, around 2020, the EIA says. Market Strives to Deliver Over Pipeline Challenges As if the persistent low-price environment wasn’t enough, rampant natural gas production in the Appalachian and Permian Basins is ramping up concern that pipeline take-away capacity can’t keep up. This comes as the United States natural gas industry prepares to enter one of its strongest growth periods to date, driven by increasing global demand for low cost natural gas supplies and growing domestic demand for cleaner energy sources.